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Visual Analytics 101
Loving HCI work but looking for something new? Come and see if the world of visual analytics will keep you challenged.
We invite HCI researchers and practitioners to join us to learn about an exciting domain. Visual analytics encompasses data, algorithms, interactive interfaces and sense-making help. Not only are there interfaces to design and evaluate but we have challenges in obtaining requirements, determining metrics for evaluating the utility of the software and constructing evaluations. We work in domains in the sciences, law enforcement, intelligence analysis, health, and finance to name a few. The course will be… READ MORE »
CHIFOO’s 2016 Speaker Series, Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Creating Communities, invites researchers, designers, and developers to have conversations about stories of projects and challenges wherein a rational, user-centered approach yields results that seem less-than-rational.
Designers are often told the users seek easy answers which are arrived at rationally. Said users are bound by predictable, limited amounts of time, knowledge and interest. They are bound and are understood by bounded rationality. The influence of psychologists and economists has trained us to frame solutions with this precept. Bounded rationality belies the experiences of delight and frustration in users and, perhaps,… READ MORE »
Program: "Faulty By Design: A Psychological Examination of User Decision Making" with William Gribbons, PhD
7:00 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The psychological variables influencing decision making and highlight how these factors affect a user’s performance navigating the decisions embedded in our products. Bill will offer examples of how user experience designers can address Complex decision exceeds our thinking capacity, facilitating more effective decisions through a variety of design practices.
7:00 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Ward talk about the reinventing Wiki and how distributed internet’s idealistic founding with technological innovation has brewed since its inception. While venture money chases unicorns were happy to build trilobites because we’d be happy to inform the future even if we don’t own it.